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vintage watch auction including omegas, next friday

  1. nyc863

    nyc863 Feb 5, 2014

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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 5, 2014

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    A Geomatic Chronometer! ::love::

    Whoever does their estimates seems to be just punching in one of 4 different sets of numbers. :rolleyes:
     
  3. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 5, 2014

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    Dunno about the Omegas, but some of the other pieces in that auction are not very well described or vetted. Not that that surprises me from auction houses any more....
     
  4. nyc863

    nyc863 Feb 5, 2014

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    here is another from 1930 - but how could this dial be from 1930 .. ? lp-82930-0070-h.jpg
     
  5. shaun hk

    shaun hk Fairy nuffer Feb 5, 2014

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    Interesting, but I think when you are paying a buyers premium of 20 - 25% the auction house should point out when something has been redialed....
     
  6. nyc863

    nyc863 Feb 5, 2014

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    it isn't totally clear but the buyers premium seems to include VAT if you are in the EU, logically it is less if you buy outside EU?

    but regardless, the descriptions of each watch are very bland. On the plus side the original owner was a watch journalist maybe they hope people will trust the choices he originally made.
     
  7. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Feb 5, 2014

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  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 5, 2014

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    The most interesting watches are the watch school pieces. There are more in this auction than I have seen in one place before, and as pieces uniques, who's to say what is original and what is not?
     
  9. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 5, 2014

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    You are not wrong, but what auction house bothers any more? There are enough big money buyers willing to suspend their own critical judgment...if they had any... in auctions like this. The auction house doesn't care about your money, because you are not likely to bid stupid.
     
  10. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 5, 2014

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    I agree that liberties have been taken with a number of the watches. The estimates are way too low. This may be more of a marketing ploy than anything else.

    That being said, there are some genuine rarities there:

    http://auctionata.com/en/o/48645/jaeger-lecoultre-chronometer-wristwatch-switzerland-c-1980

    I think there was only a few hundred of these made.

    http://auctionata.com/en/o/48595/universal-polerouter-chronometer-wristwatch-around-1955

    Universal Polerouter Chronometers are rare and De Luxe models are expensive. So what do you get when you combine them?

    I will be "watch"ing the results of this auction.

    Thanks for the link!
    gatorcpa
     
  11. nyc863

    nyc863 Feb 5, 2014

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    well, Mr Pfeiffer-Belli (1940-), author of several watch valuation and collecting books, probably has a good idea :)

    but it is in his interest to let the auction house speak for his collection.

    I haven't noticed any listed with original papers of any kind, a few boast original box.
     
  12. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Feb 5, 2014

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    Odd that a sophisticated collector would have watches with dissonant buckles and some obviously unoriginal parts. Having said that, it is a very interesting array, and there quite a few uncommon models.
     
  13. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Feb 5, 2014

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    My favorite one out of the bunch...

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    :p
     
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  14. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Feb 6, 2014

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    You laugh, but those bathing caps are almost impossible to source.
     
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  15. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Feb 6, 2014

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    Especially with the preferred green ear flaps...:D
     
  16. mac_omega

    mac_omega Feb 6, 2014

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    Incorrect redial!
     
  17. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Feb 6, 2014

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    Now we know where Kyle got his colors from ;-)
     
  18. nyc863

    nyc863 Feb 7, 2014

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    Here is the "answer" I got from the auction house when I politely enquired about original vs non original dials.

    "Thank you for your interest in our auctions.
    I quote you the relevant parts of the description of the Omega Chronometer wristwatch below:

    "Maker’s mark on dial, movement, watch case and clasp"

    I hope I was able to help you with your question."
     
  19. mac_omega

    mac_omega Feb 8, 2014

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    ignorance rules...:thumbsdown:
     
  20. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 8, 2014

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    If it were only ignorance...:oops:

    gatorcpa